It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
May 4, 2018 Subject:
Amazing days for a PC user
I remember these days so well. The best days of my life . Id give almost anything to go back. I remember my friend calling me and telling me about how you could make a picture your background wallpaper. No matter how he tried to talk me through it I just couldn't do it. Turned out he had installed Win95 and I was still in Win 3.11 LOL. I kept it only a couple more weeks before getting Win95. So easy to use. I must say as a gamer though I wasn't all that thrilled with having to load Win95 then going to a DOS command to play instead of simply not loading Windows. But it worked and Win95 gaming got better over time.
October 22, 2010 Subject:
Really fun to look back!
Windows 95 looks so prehistoric compared to what we have today. It's simply amazing how far computers have come since Windows 95.
September 7, 2004 Subject:
The lowest point in PC history
What a real loser Win 95 turned out to be, but at the same time spawned excellent OS'es like Win 2000 and 2003 Server. It only took 5-8 years, but hey, good things come to those who wait! =)
Win 95 was also successful at teaching hundreds of millions of people around the entire world a new thing called "computer troubleshooting", and spawned a new industry of pay-for tech support lines, fax back assisitance, and web based tech support and FAQs.
I guess in many ways Win 95 was a really great thing for this industry. We might not have ever had all the great things we have now if it wasn't for all the frustrated people that developed much better products.
So I stand corrected, hats off to you Windows 95 old friend!! A true hallmark in computing history!! :-)